Gibbous ♌ Leo
Moon phase on 16 February 2030 Saturday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Leo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 6 days on 10 February 2030 at 11:49.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1847" and ∠1942".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2030 after 1 day on 18 February 2030 at 06:20.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 13 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 372 of Meeus index or 1325 from Brown series.
Length of current 372 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 27 minutes. It is 1 hour and 1 minute shorter than next lunation 373 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 43 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 20 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠67.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠104.1°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
6 days after point of apogee on 10 February 2030 at 06:06 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 22 February 2030 at 10:01 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 388 157 km (241 190 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 5 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 368 405 km (228 916 mi).
3 days after its descending node on 13 February 2030 at 04:07 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 26 February 2030 at 05:23 in ♐ Sagittarius.
17 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
3 days after previous North standstill on 12 February 2030 at 17:24 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠23.393°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-23.278° in the next southern standstill on 25 February 2030 at 22:24 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 1 day on 18 February 2030 at 06:20 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.